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The Relais & Chateaux Fearrington House Restaurant is recognized for its seasonal farm-to-fork cuisine, personable service and a unique fine dining experience. Dine in and read below to learn more about the seasonal menu, our local partnerships, and what's new at The Restaurant.

James Beard Foundation Awards

Last week, The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for the 27th Annual James Beard Foundation awards. Semifinalists are selected from a list of over 24,000 online entries and represent culinary talent in different geographic regions as well as outstanding service, restaurant design and more. Fearrington is pleased to announced that The Fearrington House Restaurant's Executive Chef Colin Bedford was named a semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast. “I’m honored to be included... Full Post >

Gourmet & Grapes

Gourmet & Grapes is an annual fundraising event hosted at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina, to benefit the Medical University of South Carolina’s Hollings Cancer Center. In the last eight years, this weekend-long culinary event has raised more than $1.5 million for cancer research. Executive Chef Colin Bedford and Pastry Sous Chef Paola attended for The Fearrington House Restaurant and served Smoked Pork with Parsnip, Confit Garlic & Ginger at The Wine Odyssey... Full Post >

Meet Jesse

Jesse joined The Fearrington House Restaurant team in 2016. A North Carolinian native and resident of Chapel Hill, he previously worked as AGM and head server at [ONE] restaurant. Jesse started his career in the hospitality industry as curb-hop and dining room server at his family’s restaurant. Now immersed in wine, he helps guests find the perfect bottle to complement their dining experience at The Fearrington House Restaurant. Read more about Jesse below! When did you realize you were... Full Post >

The Perfect Treat

The Fearrington House Restaurant's iconic Hot Chocolate Soufflé has remained a guest favorite since it debuted on the menu in 1984. Made with the Valrhona's finest chocolate, and now gluten-free, many guests come back to enjoy this dessert for anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Now, you can enjoy this incredible treat without a dinner reservation! Simply stop by The Fearrington House Restaurant bar during restaurant hours to enjoy the chocolate soufflé with your favorite... Full Post >

Sweets For Your Sweetheart

Looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Order housemade chocolates and chocolate covered strawberries from The Fearrington House Restaurant to share with someone special! Check out the options and flavors below, then stop by The Goat to fill out an order form, or purchase online. Chocolates and strawberries will be available to pick up at The Goat after 11am Monday, February 13th through 4pm Tuesday, February 14th. Variety Chocolates $35 15 housemade... Full Post >

Utilizing Local Distilleries

From organic and biodynamic wines by the glass, to growing vegetables in our own gardens and sourcing produce from local farmers, Fearrington has always had a focus on great local products. The wine team is constantly on the look out for new, local wine and spirits to incorporate into our program. To make our cocktails unique, we often utilize local distilleries' liquors - from whiskey, to gin and many others. Here are a few of our bartender's favorites from behind the bar: Gin (94... Full Post >

A Festive Wintry Cocktail

With a Fearrington House recipe for clarified milk punch that dates back to the 18th century and North Carolina wild flower honey spiced liquor, this cocktail is equal parts history and local ingredients. The Fearrington Nightcap is the perfect fireside companion this winter season. Fearrington Nightcap The chefs at The Fearrington House Restaurant created a recipe for clarified milk punch, although the drink recipe dates back to the 18th century, using vodka, bourbon, brandy,... Full Post >

The Art of Making the Perfect Cocktail

Ice is a bar ingredient that many people often overlook. In simple terms, it’s frozen water. It is frozen water that is shaken or stirred with spirits to chill or dilute a cocktail. Take a look at the ice that you have in your freezer – it is cloudy because of the natural impurities and gases in the frozen water. Now imagine ice that you can see through. There are two things that I like to observe when I am at a bar – if my bartender automatically pours me water, and the quality of the... Full Post >

Dish of the Day: Sea Bass

The Fearrington House Restaurant's fall menu is underway and pairs perfectly with the arrival of fall weather. Executive Chef Colin Bedford is continuously incorporating more farm-to-fork items with each menu - this season features turnips, carrots, herbs and more from Fearrington's gardens, as well as local meats and produce. The Sea Bass in this dish are sourced from the North Carolina coast, and the pasta is made at Fearrington! The Black Burgundy Truffles used in this dish have a very... Full Post >

Celebrate Yule Log Tradition

It may be chilly outside, but the holiday celebrations are just getting warmed up! While you keep an eye out for beautiful holiday decor throughout the Village, don't forget about scrumptious yule logs crafted by The Fearrington House! This year, The Fearrington House team and Pastry Sous Chef Paola are offering four yule logs to ring in the holiday season: Gingerbread & Cream Cheese White Chocolate Peppermint Orange, Dulce & Cranberry Black Forest All Yule Logs... Full Post >